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Sue Zelickson (Sue Z.) is a James Beard Award-winning food media personality, philanthropist, and longtime contributor to Minnesota Monthly and WCCO radio. She has founded the Charlie Awards, the Women Who Really Cook networking organization for women in the local food industry, and the Kids Cafe at Perspectives, Inc., which improves access to nutritious meals for families in need. You can find her buzzing around from event to event throughout the Twin Cities, helping to raise funds for charitable organizations, including some she has had a hand in building.

Sue Z.’s Picks: Cookware and Cooking Classes in the Twin Cities

Since the pandemic unleashed the inner cook in many of us, here are local ways to up your kitchen cred

Sue Z.’s Picks: Patios and Meal Packages

Lat14, Good Day Cafe, the Lynhall—plus other Twin Cities restaurants putting together tempting takeout options

Sue Z. on Life in Quarantine

“Let’s try to take the best parts of slowing down."

Sue Z.’s Picks: Farmers Markets Are Back

Follow protocol at farmers markets, cooking something for Mother's Day, and buy a MN-made face mask
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Sue Z.’s Eats: Restaurant Picks for March

Delicious Twin Cities tips—like Giulia, La La, and the St. Paul Farmers' Market—plus ways to celebrate the community this month

Sue Z.’s Eats: Valentine’s Day

Sue Z. reminisces on the romantic Rosewood Room. Plus: where to get all-day breakfast and celebrate the Lunar New Year
A delicious spread at Brim, with the Golden Cauliflower Bowl in the front

Sue Z.’s Eats: Brim, Dakota Jazz Club

What to eat: a burger with jazz and gluten-free bowls, picked by Sue Z.
Ornaments at the European Christmas Market

Sue Z.’s Picks: Holiday Bake Sale and Twin Cities’ Largest Tea Tasting

For some holiday spirit, Sue Z. recommends a St. Paul bake sale and a big metro tea party

Sue Z.: Thr3 Jack, Great Taste, and More

Ways to give back while digging in—plus Sue Z.'s finds for eating out

Sue Z.: Culinary Arts, Fashion, and Food for Timberwolves Games

Foodie influencers and style gurus get charitable in October—plus Sue Z.'s pointers for eating at Target Center